The Natural Health Centre offers a full range of Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) treatments. Originating in ancient China and evolving over thousands of years, TCM has a foundational belief that health is accessed by removing the underlying cause of a disease and its symptoms. Our three TCM practitioners seeks to treat the person, not the disease. When the Qi (vital energy) is moving appropriately through the body's channels the body will be able to restore health and balance. TCM practitioners take a holistic approach, also working with your nutrition and lifestyle. Depending on what you need your practitioner may combine the techniques described below.
A powerful healing art that is increasingly recognised in the West as a safe and effective form of medicine, Acupuncture works with Qi as it flows through the body's channels. The aim of Acupuncture is to treat the patient, not the disease. Acupuncture is appropriate for headaches and migraines, abnormal blood pressure, digestive disorders, menstrual problems, lethargy, back pain, asthma and metabolism.
ACC Available, please bring your claim number.
First Consultation 45-60mins. Follow up session 30-45mins.
Prices $60-$80, ACC Surcharges $20-$35.
Jasmine Toynbee is available on Tuesday and Thursday.
Joannes boele Van Hensbroek is available on Wednesday.
Using hands instead of acupuncture needles, acupressure also addresses imbalances in the flow of Qi in the body. The practitioner uses various pressure points along the body's meridians to resolve the underlying cause of a condition and relieve symptoms.
Chinese suction cups are great for relieving musculoskeletal pain and tension and are often used in conjunction with acupuncture and hands on treatment.
This practice focuses on treatments for fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries, dysfunctional organs, joints and bones. The practitioner will use traditional Chinese principles to readjust dysfunctional internal organs, relieve muscle tension, decrease fatigue and pain, improve blood circulation and promote regeneration of damaged organs, cells and tissues. Focusing on the patient as an integrated whole, the practitioner will seek to restore the free flow of energy forces throughout the body to restore strength and optimal physiological function. This gentle treatment lasts about 40 minutes and is carried out with the patient fully clothed.
Moxa is a herbal treatment involving the application of heat over acupuncture points. This is done by burning a small bundle of tightly bound Mugwort, or a smokeless charcoal stick. Moxa is used in conjunction with other TCM treatment for both musculoskeletal and internal problems.
Literally meaning 'push and grab', this massage is a fundamental component in the Traditional Chinese medicine toolbox. The practitioner may knead, roll, pinch, fold and pluck the soft tissue; acupressure and gentle joint mobilisation may also be performed. Tui na may be a whole session in itself, or used in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment
Our practitioners may recommend Chinese herbal formula's to complement and enhance a treatment.